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KISS @ Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, June 24th 2010

Posted by Amy Park on June 29, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Just back from Barcelona (no wi-fi in the hotel or anything else for that matter) so my review is a little late.


WOW!! I just saw Kiss, again.  The second time in the space of two months and in two different countries.  That is committment. 

What can I say, Kiss are one of the best bands you will ever see live and while I may be biased when I say that (I am a fan after all) I really do mean it.  They put on an indredible show and have done so now for over 35 years.  It you want a non stop rock and roll all night and party everyday kind of night then trust me, go and see Kiss.  They do not dissapoint. 


Kiss - Sonic Boom Over Europe.


They kick off the event with a stomper of a track , Modern Day Delilah, off the latest album, Sonic Boom before declaring, "That was something from the Boom, here's something from the beginning" and they launch into Cold Gin - a classic.  Paul Stanley was on top form as always, his vocals never seem to falter despite the energy he puts into every lyric.  He has the energy of a 12 year old, watching him dance and jump over the stage live - the live DVD's are no comparison.  As for the rest of the boys, does Gene Simmons ever dissapoint.  Tommy Thayer is an amazing guitarist and Eric Singer on the drums make this the best, most talented Kiss line up to date.  In my own humble opinion of course. They play two more of the classic Kiss songs, Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll and Firehouse before the anthemic Say Yeah off Sonic Boom.  In my opinion one of Kiss' finest songs to date, "Let me hear you say Yeah...Yeah...Yeah....Yeah!"  


Another classic Kiss song after that with Deuce followed by Crazy Crazy Nights, which Paul said they hadn't played in about 20 years and had the entire crowd going crazy, as if they weren't already.  Gene Simmons sings another one with Calling Dr. Love then Tommy Thayer sings Ace's Shock Me and he certainly does it justice.  Another song off Sonic Boom follows with I'm An Animal which is one of the top three off the latest album in my opinion. Then it's "back to the old testament of rock 'n' roll" according to Paul (yes I have the mp3 recording of the concert - the Glasgow concert - but it was basically the same set apart from a few extras here and there and it means that not only only can I relive the experience but I can also hear Paul Stanley's infamous banter) as they play 100,00 Years, I Love It Loud, my all time favourite Kiss song Love Gun, Black Diamond, the riotous Detroit Rock City, Lick It Up and Shout It Out Loud.   


In the middle of all this comes a surprise song from Eric Singer as he steps out from behind the drumkit to perform Beth (something they didn't do at the Glasgow gig).  Then two other slow songs as they play Forever and Shandi, both of which they did not do at the Glasgow gig.  I couldn't have been happier.  Then comes my favourite part of the evening - of the Barcelona gig not Glasgow.  As I had to pick up my tickets at the box office at the event there was no way I was going to get right to the front like I was at the Glasgow gig so I stood next to the podium where Paul Stanley flies out over the crowd to perfrom I Was Made For Lovin' You and what an amazing experience that was. He was literally right in front of me (I have an all consuming obsession with Paul Stanley) during the entire song and here is my most favourite part.  He looked directly into my eyes, pointed at me and sang, "I was made for lovin' you, baby", and I sang back, "You were made for lovin' me" at which point he smiled and probably prompty did the same with some other woman at the other side.  Do I care? Not a jot. I think my boyfriend almost had to scoop me up off the floor at that point. 


The last two songs were God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You and the party inducing, riot inducing anthem Rock And Roll All Nite.  Paper confetti everywhere and yet another 20,000 die hard Kiss fans go home fully satisfied as their hero's have once again given a performance that only Kiss could.  Awsome! Awsome!


Setlist...

Modern Day Delilah, Cold Gin, Let Me Go Rock 'n' Roll, Firehouse, Say Yeah, Deuce, Crazy Crazy Nights, CallingDr. Love, Shock Me, I'm an animal, 100,000 Years, I Love It Loud, Love Gun, Black Diamond, Detroit Rock City, Lick I Up, Shout It Out Loud, Beth, Forever, Shandi, I Was Made For Lovin' You, God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You & Rock And Roll All Nite.


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